December 2017 Vol. 72 No. 12


Rehabilitation Technology News December 2017

Raven Lining Systems

Raven Lining Systems introduced the newest additions to the AquataPoxy brand, the AquataPoxy 90 (epoxy lining) and AquataPoxy 190 (red oxide epoxy primer/finish coating). These products will supplement Raven’s existing portfolios (AquataPoxy and AquataFlex) for the potable water market.

The AquataPoxy brand has been around for more than 30 years, delivering superior and environmentally safe long-term corrosion prevention for potable water infrastructures. Applications range from storage tanks, water treatment plants, aquariums and tunnels, to the locks on the Panama Canal.

“What makes these products unique to this industry is they were designed to be some of the cleanest and safest protective linings on the market today,” said Tripp Ishmael, vice president of Research & Development. “Raven’s products are some of the most trusted in the industry due to the rigorous NSF/ANSI 61 testing for certification purposes.”

NSF/ANSI 61 certification demonstrates the safety criteria for drinking water has been met by these products.  This includes a fast return-to-service in as little as 72 hours.


Quadex LLC’s GeoKrete geopolymer has passed the most demanding European test standard for corrosion resistance, WXX4,as defined by DIN 19573: Mortar for Construction and Rehabilitation of Drains and Sewers Outside Buildings.

The test was created by the Hamburg Society for urban drainage to ensure mineral-based repair and renovation products meet a minimum standard of resistance for biogenic acid corrosion.

“Historically the assumption has been that all mineral based materials get more or less destroyed by sulfuric acid and are only permanently resistant to corrosion in a pH range of 3.5 or greater,” stated Neil Wisener, president of Quadex LLC, one of the Vortex Companies. “Having GeoKrete meet all requirements of the DIN 19573 standard for WXX4, which is the highest acid resistance category, is not only great news for us, but great for the sewer rehabilitation industry, as well.”

To comply with DIN 19573 in all testing phases, GeoKrete possessed a relative residual compressive strength greater than 55 percent for pH0, and greater than 75 percent for pH1.

“The results of this test allow us to continue our expansion into the European and international markets,” stated Mike Vellano, CEO of Vortex Companies. “We are anxious to meet with qualified contractors interested in adding GeoKrete to their product and solution offering.”
GeoKrete is used for the repair and rehabilitation of manholes, large-diameter pipes and other sewer infrastructure requiring exceptional structural and corrosion protection.

Since 1991, Houston-based Quadex has developed, manufactured and delivered more than 75 million pounds of lining and structural restoration materials for water and wastewater infrastructure.


The new SeaSnake CS12x Digital Recording Monitor features a large screen for easy viewing, dual battery functionality for maximum run-time, and Wi-Fi connectivity for simple footage sharing, allowing users to work smarter, not harder on the job.

This latest-generation digital recording monitor streams and records inspections to any iOS or Android mobile or tablet device with the free HQx Live companion app, downloadable through the iOS App Store and Google Play for immediate sharing of inspection footage. CS12x images can also be saved to a USB drive for simple post-inspection transfer to clients and team members.

A more powerful processor enables quick startup and enhanced performance, while a 12.1-inch, high-contrast display provides crisp, clear images for each viewing in daylight. The CS12x comes with the RIDGID full-lifetime warranty.

“Contractors want to show findings to clients as their inspections happen. And RIDGID is excited to now offer that capability, not only in the CS12x, but in all of our monitoring products,” said James McGregor, global marketing director.

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